Politics


President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
‘An Unworkable Plan’: Trump’s Unemployment Proposal Would Leave States on the Hook for Billions

Many states are already facing budget crunches caused by the pandemic without being asked to supplement federal unemployment benefits.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, left, is escorted to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Some clarity is beginning to emerge from the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill. An exchange of offers and meeting devoted to the Postal Service on Wednesday indicates the White House is moving slightly in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's direction on issues like aid to states and local governments and unemployment insurance benefits. But the negotiations have a long ways to go. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Here’s How the Trump Donor in Charge of the USPS Could Sabotage November’s Election

Elections experts and Democrats are concerned that Louis DeJoy, the new postmaster general and longtime Republican donor, is helping President Trump set the groundwork to dispute the validity of mail-in-ballots this November.

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‘License to Kill’: McConnell’s Bill Gets Slammed for Protecting Nursing Homes From Lawsuits

“There's nothing that will be worse for the nursing home crisis than the liability shield that McConnell is pushing."

In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo Cori Bush poses for a portrait to promote the film "Knock Down the House" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
Why Cori Bush’s Win in Missouri Is Such a Big Deal

Bush’s supporters said protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis and outrage over racial injustice finally pushed her over the edge.

Joe Biden with supporters
How Joe Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Plan Will Help Latinos and Other People of Color

The fourth and final part of Biden’s economic recovery proposal aims to “deal with systemic racism and advance racial equity in our economy.”

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Trump Dismisses the 158,000 Coronavirus Deaths in the U.S.: ‘It Is What It Is’

The novel coronavirus disease has claimed the lives of nearly 156,000 Americans, and the president of the United States believes “it is what it is.”

Arkansas state Sen. Joyce Elliot on the right in 2013 (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
A Record Number of Black Women Are Running for Office

Traditionally, Black women candidates faced greater challenges running outside of majority Black districts, but this season more are also setting their sights on Republican-held seats.